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NBC
Dec 1, 2013 11:30pm EST
100 days to name bao bao in keeping with chinese tradition. >>> right now, vice president joe biden is on his way to southeast asia. biden plans to make stops in jap japan, china, and the border between north and south korea. trip comes amid tensions with north korea over two detained americans as well as its nuclear program. there have also been tensions with china over airspace covering the east china sea. vice president joe biden will meet with the presidents of south korea and china and the prime minister of japan during this trip. >>> in bethlehem, a giant christmas lighting at the church of the nativity tonight. a catholic mass marked the start of the christmas season before the tree lighting today an there were also fireworks. bethlehem is believed to be the birth place of jesus. >>> a giant menorah was lit in alexandria, on this, the fifth night of hanukkah. crowne plaza hotel in old town. hanukkah is a jewish festival of lights lighting of a candle every night for eight nights. >>> the search for a missing teen in virginia leads to a confrontation at the home of the only su
ABC
Dec 1, 2013 11:35pm EST
worried about what is happening in iran as much as their backyard. >> quickly, joe biden is going on an asian tour at a time when things are really critical with china and japan. >> you will be landing in tokyo to remind his friends in asia, china, japan, south korea that they aren't being neglected. stays calmerything over there. >> thank you. >> tonight's game has wrapped up at fedex field between the redskins and the giants. it came down to the wire and sadly, the redskins continued their losing streak. britt mchenry with the details. >> it has been a tough one. depressing for washington fans than the actual game tonight has to be this spot. sorry, guys. projected difficulty of the schedule, the skins are projected to have the second overall pick in next year's trapped. wait for it, it goes to st. louis for that rg iii pick trade. write down the field, alfred , 7-0 skins and they are cruising. goes downrter, rg iii for a 20-yard touchdown. griffin completed 16 to 17 passes in the first half. rushed for more than 50 yards. they're doing great, right? third quarter, andre brown g
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
the country. vice president joe biden in south korea for a memorial honoring korean war dead said he had no role in the negotiations but while praising newman's release, added that another american, christian missionary kenneth bae, is still jailed in north korea. >> mr. bae has no reason of being held and should be released immediately. >> reporter: but an elderly retiree with a heart condition is now home looking forward to kicking back. >> i think i'll probably take my shoes off. >> reporter: his wife, lee, so relieved to have him back. >> 42 days is a long time to wait. >> reporter: an end to a time in history which is much more than merrill newman bargained for. when asked today if he'd ever return to north korea he said "probably not" and smiled. >> mike taibbi, thank you. >>> deadly weather is making life miserable for millions of people. 11 weather related deaths have been reported. weather channel meteorologist jim cantore is with us from dallas. >> reporter: if you looked at the average temperatures of every spot in this country the average temperature was 14.5 degrees, that's
ABC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
president joe biden is calling for calm in the airspace dispute between china, japan, and other u.s. allies. the vice president met today with the china -- the japanese prime minister. the vice president will discuss the issue during a meeting with in beijingsident tomorrow. >> that newspaper editor who broke the edward snowden story about nsa classified document says he has just scratched the surface of the scandal. said he hasdger published one percent of the documents received by the paper. he also accused british authorities of trying to intimidate the newspaper. >> coming up on abc seven news at 6 p.m. a teacher accused of sexually thusing a child wit special needs. the family says they refuse to remain silent. >> and unusual vehicle is making its home in northern virginia. it is bringing jobs within. friday started a black for all inside an area mall is caught on tape. over the next seven days, temperatures will go way up and then they will head way down. for all those who sleep too hot or too cool, and struggle to sleep comfortably together, now there's a solution. the company that i
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 4:30am EST
does take effect in the states. >>> right now at 4:45 joe biden is arriving in asia for a weeklong trip. the vice president's first stop is in tokyo, gentlemjapan. it comes over an air defense zone over the east china sea. >>> this morning police in california say speed played a fa factor in the fiery car crash that killed paul walker. they say it will take time to determine how fast the car was going. fans and co-stars have been gathering to leave notes and memorial for the actor. he died saturday near los angeles after the porsche carrera car he was in crashed. >>> it could be weeks before they know what caused a deadly car derailment. a spokesperson said the freight train accident killed three train operators. those three were the only ones on the train at the time. it was owned and operated by southwest incorporated. >>> after trey cheney will perform, the largo student center will offer free hiv screenings. the program runs until 4:00 this afternoon. pope francis is calling on catholics around the world to pray for people living with hiv and aids. he spoke to the faithful gathered
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
-east asia. >> south korea's president discussed the plans with vice president joe biden. the u.s. state department declared itself on the same page as seoul. china which released pictures of exercises said an ex-attended zoneway have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction and would stay in consultation with seoul. >> south korea has wanted to extend its air zones. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a complex it could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict. >> here to discuss south korea's latest move is brigadier mark kendall. general, thank you for being with us. >> sure. >> okay, what do you make of the move by south korea. why do you think they did it now? >> it was a smart move to make it clear and explicit where south korea believes their territorial rights extend into. that way they don't wake up having china declare an area that they suggest belongs to them, having korea requiring to respond. it clarifies the situation. although your headline says it increases tensions, it may decrease tensions because everyone's positions are clarified
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
san francisco. does coincide with a visit to south korea by joe biden, the u.s. vice president. and officials are saying that newman's release was the result of direct contact between washington and pyongyang. biden said it was a good thing the north koreans released someone. they should never have had in the first place. >>> offered him a ride home on air force two but a direct flight to san francisco, his home. so i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> and the vice president also calling for the release of kenneth bae, another american citizen who is being held by the north koreans. but the news for today really is mer merrill newman. there are some passengers coming through now. i'm not sure if they were on the flight from beijing. i imagine it's literally just getting to the airport right now. stay with us. back to you. >> dominic, thank you very much. we will be keeping close tabs on merrill newman as he arrives at san francisco international airport. if he makes remarks we will bring those to you as they develop. >>> we invite you to join us. former governo
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am EST
that part still very much under construction. richard? >> thank you, tracie potts. >>> joe biden is arriving in asia for a weak long trip that will include meetings with several leaders. his first stop is in tokyo, japan. the trip is geared at trade and economics, it comes during a dispute over an air defense zone over the east china sea. later in the week biden heads to south korea. between north and south korea. jury selection is set to begin in the case against a former bp engineer this morning. 52-year-old curt mix is charged with two counts of obstruct iin justice. in the 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico. they claim mix deleted messages which hurt a grand jury's spill investigation. >>> a weekend search for a missing 17-year-old virginia girl turned up nothing. there was a heated issue when volunteers approached the home of the only suspect in her disappearance. volunteers searched for alexis murphy in a wooded area once they reached the area where d taylor lived, the property owner asked those volunteers to leave the 19-acre property. murphy's family and a property owner came to an
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am EST
a rule limiting the heights of buildings in d.c. who is in favor of the >>> joe biden arriving in asia for a week long trip that includes meetings with several leaders. his first stop is in tokyo, japan. it is geared towards trade and economics, it comes during a dispute over an air defense zone over the east china sea. later in the week, biden heads to south korea where he is scheduled to visit the demilitarized zone between north and south korea. it has been over two months since the debut of health care.gov. the obama administration said it is working better and faster, but not perfect. tracie potts has more on what happens next. >> i will make sure we get it fixed. >> the obama administration said they met their deadline. 50,000 people can use the website at the same time. 800,000 a day. most of the time with just 1% getting error messages. >> it is working reasonably well. >> while the front door may be open, the backdoor calculating payments for insurance companies is a mess. >> the information coming out to the insurance companies is still garbage. it's undecipherable. >> they a
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
of the airport in the company of u.s. diplomats from the embassy. they did say that joe biden had offered to give him a lift out on air force two. in the end, he decided to at that time direct route on a commercial flight and he would arrive in san francisco to be united with his family in just a few hours from now, erica. >> i'm sure they are looking forward to having him back with them. ian williams for us this morning in beijing, thank you. >>> turning to the bitter blast of cold and snow wreaking havoc across the country. at least ten people have been killed and there is another storm right behind this one. mark potter is in memphis this morning with the very latest. tough conditions there, mark. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. because of the cold temperatures overnight and this is what i'm talking about, you can see and even hear the ice on these now brittle plants. memphis has had to change its weekend plans. it was scheduled to host a big marathon here with some 20,000 runners coming here to raise money for st. jude's hospital but because of the icy conditions overnight, they have
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
journal. --the president joe biden's vice president joe biden posture overseas. vice president joe biden's trip overseas -- more to come on that. with you at the top. the nsa is collecting 5 billion records per day on the whereabouts of cell phones in the world. this comes from edward snowden. they also got confirmation from u.s. intelligence officials. the washington post editorial onrd weighs in sequestration, which could happen if a budget deal is not reached by december 13 and the government has to pass a continuing resolution. post says it is bad medicine to keep cutting the national institute of health. basic research funding and biomedicine in the united states in the field today is exciting and dynamic. we will be at the national institute of health tomorrow at the washington journal. our whole show will be dedicated to talking to the folks who run the different research units out there. we'll talk to several doctors. we look forward to your phone calls, tweets, and e-mails about that. we have also learned that progress is being made on to legislative fronts up on capitol hill --
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
of the book" segment, pinheads of the week. mcgurk elected vice president biden for saying this to some japanese women. [ inaudible ] well, that was quick. why is he a pinhead? do your husbands like you working full time? >> well, he was supposed to talk to them about the impact of women in the corporate workplace, not how your husband feels about working full time. it would be what the ilk that supports him is called sexist, but at least he didn't drop any f-bombs. >> but japan's a different culture, though. you know, historically, the japanese man and the woman stays at home. maybe he was getting into that, gutfeld. >> no, no, no. biden is a tool, but he's a literal tool in that he's used by the white house to deflect from the disaster on 1600 pennsylvania avenue, and at least his incompetence is incom humorous humorous, not destructive like barack obama. >> maybe he was trying out a line for debating hillary in 2016. i don't know. hypocrisy. >> i didn't see anything wrong with it for the record. gutfeld has an interesting pinhead of the week. it has to do with butterflies. roll the t
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
about celebrex. for a body in motion. . >>> back to "hardball." time for the sideshow. joe biden, not guilty. he took flack for a comment he made at a firm in japan on wednesday. speaking to a group of female employees, he asked a question about their husbands. listen up. >> do your husbands like you working full-time? >> many slammed him saying he was disapproving of working in the work place. as "the washington post" later reported, the vice president's remarks were on target just taken out of context. the purpose of his visit, after all, was to promote the need for japan to accept more women in the workforce. biden wanted to support shinzo abe's push for women to augment the shrinking workforce in a nation with a rapidly aging population and plummeting birthrate. up next, released a christian ornament featuring a picture of a cardinal. last week jimmy kimmel took some artistic license of his own with this parody of president bush's newfound hobby. >> well, i've become a painter. and i painted a cardinal for a friend of ours, and laura liked the bright red on the cardinal and t
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
the november jobs numbers. refused vice president biden's trip to china last week in the state of u.s.-china relations. >> as you walk in, there tables out front with him -- pamphlets. theamphlets are how about government is trying to take away your right to old -- owned guns. those of the guys i wanted to talk to. they were the one with the leaflets, the ideas. they said, who are you? academic and i am doing research on these organizations, these ideas, and trying to understand the guys in it. they looked at me suspiciously and i said, look, here is what i am. i don't get it. my job -- i want to understand how you guys you be world. i want to understand your worldview. convince me and i will not convince you. that is off the table. what is on the table is i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> downward mobility, racial, and gender equality. the fear and rage of angry white man. part of book tv this weekend on c-span 2. >> online, we want to know what your favorite books were in 2013. drop the month, join other readers to discuss notable books published this year. >>
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
. and it will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours. >> and joe biden in south korea, part of his asian tour offered newman home a flight home on air force two but he newman declined. >>> and sitting in a korean jail after more than a year in captivity. >>> and new video this morning appearing to show two men stealing parts from the porsch porsche's paul walker died in. one of those men 18-year-old jamison witty, posted these photos bragging about the grab. in jail on $20,000 bond. the other man is expected to turn himself in soon. >>> taking a live look at south pfrica where the loss of nelson mandela continuiecontinues. president obama along with president bush and clinton will head to africa for the funeral. mandela died thursday at the age of 95 after a long battle with a lung infection. >>> the grammy nominations are out. justin timberlake and rapper jay-z lead the pack. song of the year, and best new artist is this man. performs at last night's nominations. ♪ say i never failed ♪ >> ooh! 17-year-old newcomer and bruno mars nominations. the 56 awards show air
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
stories at 31 minutes past the hour, vice president joe biden met this morning in beijing with china's president. biden said he has deep concerns about china's new air defense zone. the two men talked privately for two hours and he reportedly reiterated the opposition to the zone. he openly criticized china's crackdown on journalists. >>> toronto mayor rob ford tried to buy a damaging video from suspected criminals with a offer of 5,000 bucks and a car, according to reported phone conversations between the suspects, all part of a police investigation. ford is calling the claim on sports radio this morning an outright lie. >> that's an outright lie and number two, you can talk to my lawyers about it, but i'm here to talk football, guys. if you want to talk football i'll talk football. if you want to talk about other things then i'll unfortunately have to let you go. >> as of this moment, ford has not been charged in any crime. today at 2:00 p.m. eastern we're expecting to find out if jameis winston will face prosecution. he's accused of sexual assault. the prosecutor will make an anno
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
and other environmental concerns. also, vice president joe biden has embarked on a weeklong trip, focusing on his mission of trade and human rights issues, eight days after china passes unilaterally impose flight -- in an area designated as international airspace. president nobody in -- resident biden -- back here in washington, president obama will deliver remarks in observation of world eastern. set for 1:20 we will have that live for you here on c-span. the house returns today following the thanksgiving recess. reese speeches. at 5:00, bills extending the ban on the manufacture and sale of firearms. later this week, house lawmakers will attempt to modify the dodd frank financial regulations law. the change would exempt certain private equity fund advisors. see the house live when they begin today at 2:00 for speeches. >> on august 9, 1974, vice president ford was sworn in as president of the united states. mrs. ford wasess wearing at the swearing in ceremony at the white house. she was less than excited about butming first lady, president ford encouraged her, saying, we can do this. she
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
biden provides that we havedent seen just this week on his very important foreign trip. that, you know, the president feels lucky to have had hillary clinton on his team and have joe biden on his team and that is what he is focused on. will do a little up and backion john and then i will get you next. voice of america. >> it was a very heartfelt statement about nelson mandela. she also had this address of human rights the other day. how closely did she consult with the president? >> i know he was aware of it but i don't know how much they talked about it. i know that she felt strongly about the speech and i encourage everyone here who has not seen it to read it. as you expect, because she is the national security advisor of the president, they spend a lot of time together. so i'm sure they discussed it. that she aspect of said as we test the potential for diplomatic resolution on the issue, another key test is whether we begin to see progress in human rights. will that be a separate track completely as the human rights issues are raised at all? or will it be raised over the nowmonth pe
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
in northeast asia. >> south korea's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the u.s. state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. china release truck driver pictures of military exercises and says it would have nothing to do with mary tierit time jurisdiction. >> south korea has wanted to extend it's air defense zone. it leaves one part of the east china sea with three overlapping zones belong to go china, japan and south korea. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage such a complex state of affairs. qualityly, they could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict in increasingly contested skies. >> earlier, we spoke with brigadier general mark kimmet. here is what he had to say about south korea's claim. >> i think it was a pretty smart move on the part of south korea to make it clear and ex plicit where they believe their territorial rights extend into. that the way, they don't wake up one morning and have china declare an area that they suggest belongs to them, tonal have korea requiring t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
in northeast asia. >> south korea's discuss the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. they have declared itself on the same page as seuol, china has said an expanded south korea ian zone would have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction. >> south korea has wanted to expand it's zone. china's actions have given it a chance to do that. it leaves one part of the east china sea with three overlapping zones belonging to china, japan and south korea. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a complex state of affairs. they could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict in infested skies. >>> a team of u.n. weapons inspect orders arrived in iran today. it's the first time they have had access to a nuclear facility in more than two years. president obama has said yesterday the pursuit of a long standing deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back its enrichment offun rainium which would be used to generate nuclear energy. iran insists it's nuclear program is peaceful. >> we have to n
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
. "angry white men," sunday night 9:00 on "after words" part of c-span 2. > vice president biden is in asia this week. his trip comes eight days after would required it all aircraft travelling through the zone previously recognized air space to al dentify themselves as chinese authorities. asked jay carney was about this. you can see all of his remarks at c-span.org. here's a look. remains ited states announced hat china the air defense identification zone. provocative to be a attempt to unilaterally contain east chinaquo in the sea. that increases the risk of miscalculation. and e consulting coordinating closely with japan, the republic of korea and our allies in the region. china announced the adiz. newly announced diz even though it overlapped with the adizs and includes japan.ry administered by we do not accept the legitimacy requirements for newly declared adiz and china caused confusion the increase of the accidents underlines the need rescind the procedures. and our actions have demonstrated, we believe these provocations are and e risks of provocation we don't accept the legitimacy
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
president joe biden took part in the wreath laying ceremony at the memorial in seoul korea. this morning he met with forces in korea and members of the u.s. embassy and also visited the border that separated north and south. he's on his way back to washington d.c. >>> two thieves on the loose at st. george's county. the surveillance picture that could help track them down. >>> now for chuck. >> the calm before the storm. go out and get your milk, bread, eggs. we'll talk about the winter weather and how long it's going >>> police in prince george's county are looking for two men they believe broke into 15 businesses in one night. officers say the people in this surveillance photo broke into the business on friday, november 29th. in the pictures they're seen stealing cash from restaurants and stores along the corridor. detectives believe these men might have broken into several other retailers in the area. >> and police are offering a $10,000 reward for information that helps them find these two men. according to the officers, they held up a couple and their young child at gun point inside th
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
trip to asia. yesterday, the president jill biden peered into the wilderness of north korea on saturday, making a time honored visit to the demilitarized zone just hours after north korea released a citizen -- we will be talking more on that issue later on in the program. you, america's global power, is it declining? our first calls from georgia. the united states is getting better simply because president obama has pulled back from all of these foreign wars. it came out under george bush the president obama has exposed it and it is proven that they only people who are really interested in believe the united states is losing any kind of respect and power is the right- wing -- this is what they're trying to do. we lose the reserve currency of the dollar and have to print money. and also, these questions -- it is basically just the opinion of the person. it is not only in a military, how strong you are militarily, it is how you have dialogues. host: thank you for the call. you mentioned the nsa. there was a story this morning -- the piece begins with these words -- next is gilbert from tu
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
biden meeting on with asian leaders. we are talking about healthcare.gov. it somebody be fired over its failures? pennsylvania. republican. caller: good morning. i feel that the obama care fiasco has been ruining many people. my son, for instance. 62 years old -- he signed up for security and about two days later he got a letter that he had no more insurance. this is wrong. it is happening to everybody. the insurance companies must be relishing this problem. i think he is wrong and they do that he talks on both sides of his mouth. he tells us one thing and he knows he is going to do something else. i think he has been so unfair to a lot of the american public. i don't think he knows the constitution -- he does not believe in it. i am just so sorry for my son and my other children. i wish they would just -- i judge thatthat passed the final vote really be said that he did it. hayward, california. it democrat. good morning. this whole conversation is very allculous because first of i don't think nobody should be fired. if anybody should be fired it congress.the they have been doing nothin
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
, senator durbin, senator biden. they were saying that this court, the d.c. court, is an important court, but its workload is half the national average of all the courts. it doesn't need any more judges. and before we add any more judges to a court that's underworked, we ought to consider transferring those judgeships to courts that are overworked. that argument had been made since 2001 by senator grassley, the senator from iowa. and finally with bipartisan cooperation in 2007, he achieved some success. with president bush's agreement, the republican president, he agreed with the democratic senators that the d.c. circuit should under no circumstances -- that's their words in their letter -- have more judges. they reduced it by one, the number of judges, and they transferred a judge to the ninth circuit, which was overworked. so all republicans have said about the three judges who the president has nominated to the d.c. circuit is before we consider any of them, consider senator grassley's bill. do in 2013 what you said we should do in 2006 and 2007 and which we did in a bipartisan way. h
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
. this is a big deal to quote joe biden. [laughter] but we are going to just keep working on it and approving it and assigning it. if we see a problem, we'll fix it. but we are not repealing it. not as long as i am president and. [applause] particularly because the folks who are criticizing it don't have any ideas in terms of how to reduce cost ensure millions of people get coverage for the first time, and make sure that insurance is more secure. those are things the law is already doing and we have to just make sure that people know about it. that is why i'm here because they need your help. that's why you are here, because you know i need your help. believe it or not their organizations working to convince young people not to get insurance. think about that. that is a really bizarre way to spend your money to try to convince people not to get health insurance not ticket preventive care, not to make sure they're able to survive an accident or illness. if i had that much money, i wouldn't be spending it
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am EST
. >> more international news does that -- this hour. vice president biden is in japan, where he says the u.s. is deeply concerned about its it controls the airspace over the islets claimed and the south sea. he will work on this issue with great specificity when he meets with chinese president. you -- u.s.ys that home prices rose only modestly thattober, adding to signs prices have stabilized after big gains this year. 0.1%, which isd down sharply. president obama has tried to turn around public opinion, this following a cvs news poll from late last month, showing a 65% disapproval of the president's handling of health care. while the president will be focusing on the benefits of the law at the health -- at the white house, it is the first of a drive of three weeks that will emphasize a different benefit each day until the enrollment deadline for the january 1 coverage. c-span is covering the event. those are some of the latest headlines. age eight, betty ford knew she wanted to do something with dance. she would put on skits and lays, and that led her to the school of dance. these are som
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am EST
president biden and hillary clinton would make an excellent president. he said he was not going to touch the question. you can read more details online at thehill.com. this weekend, you can check out quarter lane, idaho in northern d'alene, idaho. here's a preview. we are in the north part of idaho, not too far from the canadian border. the city is probably best known for the beauty. kinds ofmidst all water, lakes, and rivers. we live in the mountains. all kinds of color. to me, the story is that we have become what we needed to become. we are a city that we have thrived on mining and timber. as that one away, so did many of our jobs. hard at will are we going to be? we do not want to lose that sense of who we were as far as people and a community. we had to look at what the jobs were going to being. we are known for the tour is on we have a -- we are known for the tour is him. we have a huge medical center. we are trying to diversify the economic base. we realize as a city, if we are not growing, it does not mean we but we have hugely, to be progressive and in the real world. at the sam
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
for bruce president biden's chief of staff. he will have the broad foundation. succeeds bruce reed tomorrow. the senate is expected to clear a house passed ill extending for 10 years a ban on entirely plastic ones. also members will resume consideration of the 2014 defense funding bill and vote on the confirmation of patricia and the vote will be the first test of how republicans respond to the democratic changes in filibuster rules. watch live senate coverage on c- span2 at 2:00 p.m. eastern time, or you can listen today live on c-span radio. white house coverage on c-span at noon. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> i got upset with the president because they covered my mental health work, the first few meetings i had, and then they never showed up anymore. so when they were walking the floor in the white house and met us woman who was one of the press people -- met this woman who was one of the press people come a i said, no one ever goes to my meeting. she said, ms. carter, mental health is just not a sexy issue. but we tour the country, found what was needed, developed l
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
. joining me now is jared bernstein, former chief economist for vice president biden, also a senior fellow at the center on budget and policy priorities, and the guy i trust most with my economic questions. >> i'm going to have you blurb my next book. >> you got it. let's talk about the critics, who have a simple argument against increasing the minimum wage. they say the higher the minimum wage, the fewer employees businesses can hire. what's your response to that? >> the empirical record largely disproves such a broad, sweeping claim. that's not to say that an increase in the minimum wage doesn't lead to some cutbacks in some workers' hours. there could even be job loss. i think it's wrong to say you raise the minimum wage and nothing happens to workers' prospects. but we've seen time and time again with many increases over time and across different states and counties that the beneficiaries of a moderate increase in the minimum wage far outweigh any cost. so it makes sense that low-wage workers are out there on the barricades saying, raise our wages. in many ways, they know best what's r
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
president biden to tell them, ok, it will be ok. here is how we go through this. and to hear their problems and say, how can we make this better for you? host: here is a "roll call" story from last week -- noting a group of seven democrats are calling on president obama to appoint an official to oversee the ongoing repairs of the beleaguered federal health care website. jeffrey's roll over the past month and a half, talk a little bit about that and if he will actually be replaced by the white house. guest: he came into takeover and managed this whole project once we became aware of the website problems. he is really the ringleader of all of the fixes and things that needed to be changed on the website. he is going to move to a different position. we are not sure exactly when. he is scheduled to take over in january. the white house says they will replace him and we are not sure when he will be replaced or with, and the democrats, i think, led by a democrat from new hampshire, have asked, we want a long-term, permanent person in this position, so we know who's accountable and are not constan
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